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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
by Raymond Chandler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Defining a genre, 26 April 2014
This review is from: The Big Sleep (Paperback)
Over 70 years since this was published and it's taught direct narrative, edgy dialogue and labrynthine plot cannot fail to impress or entertain. The protagonist Phillip Marlowe is the quintessential antihero. Pure indulgent entertainment from the beginning.


Bjorn Borg Men's Anders Cvs White-Navy Fashion Trainer 1312081507 11 UK, 45 EU
Bjorn Borg Men's Anders Cvs White-Navy Fashion Trainer 1312081507 11 UK, 45 EU

5.0 out of 5 stars Swedish suave, 31 Jan. 2014
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These shoes form Bjorn Borg are light, comfortable and stylish. Fit very well to size, even for a wider foot. Canvas material makes them breathable and airy, but more fragile in wet weather. They are well made and durable. Highly recommend


The Cellist of Sarajevo
The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointing, 17 July 2011
The attractive title and synopsis whetted my appetite and the good reviews obviously heightened my expectation. Having spent some time in the region, I was anticipating some understanding of and relation to the characters and events in this novel. Unfortunately, the prose was sparse in places, and the characters were transplanted with "Western" thought, attitudes and traits. While the plot was potentially exciting, its execution lacked realism and plausability and its delivery was "Americanised". This was extremely disappointing as it resulted in a written for film like quality and lack of emotion or empathy for the characters.
Unfortunately couldn't recommend it.


Battle Studies
Battle Studies
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Slick and well produced, lacking something?, 29 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Battle Studies (Audio CD)
A slightly more 'pop' vein throughout with deviation from his earlier blues leaning, yet his melodies remain catchy with economical guitar riffs. The album is very enjoyable, check out Assassin for its atmospheric rounds and percussion.
Worth having


Paediatric Exams: A Survival Guide, 2e (MRCPCH Study Guides)
Paediatric Exams: A Survival Guide, 2e (MRCPCH Study Guides)
by Paul Gaon
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic framework to base your study around, 14 Nov. 2009
If you are sitting part 2 written of the MRCPCH exam I cannot recommend this book more highly. In agreement with previous reviewers this book is not comprehensive but it assumes a prior level of knowledge and thus allows a concise format and aids in understanding the core of most topics. It could I suppose be used as a framework for studying from.
In expensive and a valuable tool.


Bridge Over The Drina
Bridge Over The Drina
by Ivo Andric
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.74

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic novelistic treatise on Balkan History - is there any better?, 5 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Bridge Over The Drina (Paperback)
This wonderful piece chronicles a period of history in Bosnia. Central to the book is a bridge crossing the river Drina which withstands time and becomes the proverbial rock on which the people rely. Surrounding it are myriad characters, relationships and events. From upon the bridges stones are revealed the hearts and minds of locals and occupiers, young and old, clerics and scholars.
The author succeeds in portraying the complexities of the regionns history while alluding to the pain and joy many have experienced in creating it.
Highly recommended


Child of a Dream: Child of a Dream v. 1 (Alexander Trilogy)
Child of a Dream: Child of a Dream v. 1 (Alexander Trilogy)
by Valerio Manfredi
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, engaging and fascinating, 17 Oct. 2009
It has been a while since I read this book, but I am considering reading it again. Having known little to nothing about Alexander the Great, the extent of his achievements and the history he created I had few expectations prior to reading this.
It instantly engaged me, and although the narrative is no work of literature the story was excellent. Adding fiction to historical fact, Manfredi transports you to B.C. into the world and life of Alexander.
One of the best historical fiction reads around.


Child 44
Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable easy read thriller, 12 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Child 44 (Paperback)
This is an enjoyable thriller of which one can turn the pages easily without too much afterthought. It has a good plot (the hunt for a brutal serial killer of children), is reasonably gripping and is not difficult to follow. It does not pretend to be anything other than a thriller, but succeeds to some degree in the portrayal of life in post war Soviet Russia.
Worth a read


The Moonstone (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Moonstone (Penguin Popular Classics)
by Wilkie Collins
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest classics, 12 Oct. 2009
Collins has been credited for creating the first (and often regarded as the best) 'detective novel'. Using various first person narratives as testimonies, he progressively weaves together (with many twists and turns along the way) an intriguing and gripping plot which involves the solving of a mysterious theft. His use of humour, his ability to conjure atmosphere and intrigue along the richness of detail in, and the affability of his characters make this piece quite simply fantastic to read.
One of the finest reads


One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 8 Oct. 2009
This relatively short narrative is one of the finest pieces one can read. Solzhenitsyn skilfully transports the reader into the cold dark worlds of the gulag and the communist state through the eyes of one of their inhabitants. His prose is concise, but expansive, vivid and evocative. It is a fantastic read from beginning to end and could be found compelling by every reader.
The narrative chronicles just one day's events, but Solzhenitsyn succeeds in portraying the infinite nature of life interned. There is no 'happy ending' yet within the main character's musings we encounter springs of hope, positivity and industriousness against the relentless tirade of oppression.
A fantastic read and a true classic.


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